Eric Butler (American football)

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Eric Butler
No. 49
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-09-13) September 13, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Freshman All-SEC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Michael Eric Butler (born September 13, 1984 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Mississippi State.

Butler has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams.

College career[edit]

Butler played in 45 games with 23 starts in four years at tight end for Mississippi State and recorded 50 receptions for 635 yards (12.7-yard avg.) and eight touchdowns. As a senior, played in 13 games with five starts and caught eight passes for 71 yards. He became MSU’s career touchdown leader for a tight end as a sophomore. He became Bulldogs’ single-season touchdown receptions leader for a tight end as a freshman. Butler was named to the SEC All-Freshman and The Sporting News 2004 Freshman All-SEC team.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, Butler signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2008. He was waived by the team during final cuts on August 30.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Butler was signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts on November 14, 2008. He was released by the Colts on November 19.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Butler was signed by the St. Louis Rams on March 16, 2009.[1] He was waived on November 29. He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 3, 2009. He signed again with the St. Louis Rams on January 13, 2010.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Butler signed with the Oakland Raiders on August 20, 2010. He was released on August 31.[2]


  1. ^ Rams Re-Sign Stterstrom Yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009
  2. ^ Raiders 75 Man Roster Set with Release of Eric Butler Football News Now, September 1, 2010

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